5 days in Nanaimo Itinerary

5 days in Nanaimo Itinerary

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Nanaimo

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Widely regarded as one of Canada's most livable cities, Nanaimo remains both an industrial center and a tourist hub on Vancouver Island.
Get a sense of the local culture at Craigdarroch Castle and Vancouver Island Military Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Inner Harbour and Pipers Lagoon Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nanaimo: Devonian Regional Park (in Metchosin), Matheson Lake Regional Park (in Sooke) and The Butchart Gardens (in Central Saanich). There's much more to do: walk around Newcastle Island, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and admire the striking features of British Columbia Parliament Buildings.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nanaimo trip planner .

In July, daytime highs in Nanaimo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nanaimo

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Victoria, The Butchart Gardens, Matheson Lake Regional Park, Devonian Regional Park
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Inner Harbour ©
Inner Harbour
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Craigdarroch Castle
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